Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American television, movie and voice actress. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies.
Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator. She started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial, a role her mother had also auditioned for.Template:Citation needed During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in Los Angeles. She later transferred to Whitefish Bay High School.Template:Citation needed
At the age of six, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman. She played Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey, in the movie.
In the movie Independence Day she played the President's daughter; she also played George Clooney's daughter Maggie in One Fine Day and Sandra Bullock's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats.
She guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends in 1996.
During several guest appearances from 1998 until 2001, Whitman played the role of Chloe Madison on JAG. Chloe was Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie's (Catherine Bell) Little Sister, through the Big Sister, Little Sister program. In 2001 and 2002, Whitman starred in the Fox Family series State of Grace.
Whitman was the voice of Navajo Wynonna "Winnie" Whitefeather for Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases (2004).
Whitman did the voice of Katara in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender from 2005 to 2008. she also voiced Rose/ Huntsgirl in the animated series American Dragon Jake Long during much of that time from 2005 to 2007
Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher). She was also featured in several video games, playing the role of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Square-Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II as well as an appearance in the third-person shooter RPG Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
Whitman made several high profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007, including a stint on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Heather. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives as an unscrupulous friend of Julie.
Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character. On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July. An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, "The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot." The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive. She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family.
Whitman played the voice of Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long. She has appeared most recently in the HBO series In Treatment as Rosie.
She is also Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.
As part of a deal to promote the Disney production of Tinker Bell, at 0100GMT on 26 October 2008, the UK's speaking clock started to use her voice.
Whitman is currently costarring in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood. She plays Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend" according to nbc.com.
Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim. The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role.
When the live action movie adaptation of the animated tv show Avatar The Last Airbender was made by M Night Shyamalan Mae Whitman alongside co-stars Dante Basco and Jack DeSena auditioned for their respective parts. Non of them got the roles with Jack coming closest to getting the part.
Whitman appeared on Family Guy in 2010. In the season 8 episode "Go Stewie Go" she voiced the character of Julie on the show within a show Jolly Farm Revue.
in 2016 Whitman guest starred on an episode of the Gilmore Girls revival in the episode Spring. Along with Mae Whitman, Jason Ritter and Peter Krause also appeared in the revival. When production for the Independence Day sequel AKA Independence Day: Resurrection began it became apparent Mae Whitman would not reprise her role as Patricia Whitmore. She stayed silent on the matter with Scott Pilgrim co-star Anna Kendrick coming to her defence on Twitter. in 2021 she Tweeted: "dodged the bullet on that one." when a magazine made a list of worst movies ever made and Independence Day: Resurrection was on it.
Whitman landed a roll in the 2018 crime drama Good Girls alongside Retta and Christina Hendricks. the show was cancelled in 2021.
Whitman also voices the character Amity Blight on the Owl House as of 2019. She also has several voice acting roles on the Amizon Prime original animated tv show Invincible.
Template:Unreferenced section Whitman has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas.
Whitman has also sung guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape.
Whitman has sung 2 songs for Parenthood called: Graveyard song written by her boyfriend at the time Landon Pigg, and Circle Game sung together with Lauren Graham. she also sang a part of the song Gardenia in the episode The Booth Job.
Whitman recorded and recorded a duet with then boyfriend Landon Pigg called Gardenia. She also recorded a song called: I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy by the band Miniature Tigers.
|1994||When a Man Loves a Woman||Casey Green||aka To Have and to Hold|
|1995||Bye Bye Love||Michele|
|Degree of Guilt||Elena Argos||TV Movie|
|Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Young Ashley Judd||TV Movie|
|1996||After Jimmy||Rosie||TV Movie|
|Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Baby Rose||Episode: Sperms of Endearment (voice)|
|Independence Day||Patricia Whitmore||aka ID4|
|Early Edition||Amanda Bailey||Episode: The Choice|
|Friends||Sarah Tuttle||Episode: The One Where Rachel Quits|
|One Fine Day||Maggie Taylor|
|The Cartoon Cartoon Show||Little Suzy||Episode: Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women|
|1996–1999||Chicago Hope||Sara Wilmette||17 episodes|
|1997||Superman: The Animated Series||Young Lois Lane||Episode: Monkey Fun|
|Merry Christmas, George Bailey||Zuzu Bailey||TV Movie|
|1997–2004||Johnny Bravo||Little Suzy||36 Episodes|
|1998||The Gingerbread Man||Libby Magruder|
|Hope Floats||Bernice Pruitt|
|1998–2001||JAG||Chloe Madison||8 episodes|
|1999||Judging Amy||Darcy Mitchell||Episode: Last Tango in Hartford|
|Providence||Frances Carlyle||2 episodes|
|Hallmark Hall of Fame||Alanna 'Lani' Thompson||Episode: A Season for Miracles|
|Jingle Bells||Beth||TV Movie (voice)|
|Invisible Child||Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman||TV Movie|
|Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Girl||Straight-to-video (voice)|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Leslie Dunkling||unknown episodes|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Antoinette||Episode: Luck Be an Aye-Aye (voice)|
|2001||An American Rhapsody||Maria (at 10)|
|Max Steel||Jo||Episode: The Return (voice)|
|Jackie Chan Adventures||unknown||Episode: Scouts Honor (voice)|
|2001–2002||State of Grace||Emma Grace McKee||40 episodes|
|2002||The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Schoolgirl||(voice)|
|Presidio Med||Tory Redding||Episode: Do No Harm|
|The Zeta Project||Amy||Episode: The River Rising|
|2002–2004||Fillmore!||Robin||7 episodes (voice)|
|2003||The Jungle Book 2||Shanti||(voice)|
|Cold Case||Eve Kendall||Episode: Lover's Lane|
|EverQuest II||Lilly Ironforge/Thana Rumblehoof||Video Game (voice)|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Glynnis Carson||Episode: No Humans Involved|
|Century City||Erin Pace||Episode: Without a Tracer|
|2004–2006||Arrested Development||Ann Veal||12 episodes|
|The Happy Elf||Molly||Straight-to-video (voice)|
|Kingdom Hearts II||Yuffie Kisaragi||Video Game (voice)|
|2005–2007||American Dragon: Jake Long||Rose/Huntsgirl||19 episodes (voice)|
|2005–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Katara||60 episodes (voice)|
|Cartoon Network Racing||Little Suzy||Video Game (voice)|
|Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII||Yuffie Kisaragi||Video Game (voice)|
|Thief||Tammi Deveraux||6 episodes|
|Love's Abiding Joy||Colette Doros|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Katara||Video Game (voice)|
|Desperate Housewives||Sarah||Episode: Nice She Ain't|
|Phil of the Future||Crying Girl||Episode: Stuck in the Meddle with You|
|Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise||Emily Bishop||TV Movie|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Heather Douglas||2 episodes|
|Lost in the Dark||Amy Tolliver||TV Movie|
|Bionic Woman||Becca Sommers||Episode: Unaired Pilot|
|The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night||Cynder||Video Game (voice)|
|Ghost Whisperer||Rachel Fordham||Episode: Don't Try This at Home|
|ER||Heather||Episode: The Test|
|Justice||Jenny Marshall||Episode: False Confession|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cassidy Cornell/Helen Braidwell||Episode: Streetwise|
|Tinker Bell||Tinker Bell||Straight-to-video (voice)|
|Nights in Rodanthe||Amanda Willis|
|Good Behavior||Roxy West||TV Movie|
|2008–Present||In Treatment||Rosie Weston||4 episodes|
|2008–Present||Family Guy||various characters||7 episodes (voice)|
|Acceptance||Taylor Rockefeller||TV Movie|
|Criminal Minds||Julie||Episode: Cradle to Grave|
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||Tinker Bell||(voice)|
|2009–Present||The Cleveland Show||Softball Captain||2 episode (voice)|
|2010||Parenthood||Amber Holt||103 episodes|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Roxy Richter|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation||Lisa Miller||(voice)|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Batgirl||2 episodes (voice)|
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||Tinker Bell||(voice)|
|Jesse Stone: No Remorse||Emily Bishop||TV Movie|
|2011||Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods||Tinker Bell|
|The Factory||Abby Fletcher|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Mary Elizabeth|
|2012-2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||April O'Neil (verious other voices)||(voice)|
|2016||Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life||Marcy||Episode: Spring|
|2018-2021||Good Girls||Annie Marks||Main Role|
|2019-present||The Owl House||Amity Blight||Major Role|
|2020||Scott Pilgrim vs. the Water Crisis||Roxy Richter/ Tamara Chen||Scott Pilgrim Reunion agains the water crisis.|
|Invincible||Connie/ Model/ Dropkick/ Flightmaster||Season 1 released.|
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